When my childhood best friend and I escaped a potentially miserable life in our small southern hometown to attend the University of Georgia, I thought I’d finally be able to live my life the way I’d planned. I’d go to school on a football scholarship and get my degree to become a veterinarian. But when the NFL came calling, how could I say no to millions of dollars? I’d put my plans on hold for a while, along with finding the right man for me.
But life doesn’t always go as we plan.
When Allison was killed in a car accident, I suddenly became the only parent to my ten-year-old godson. How would I play football for the Portland Pirates and be a full-time single dad?
I’d have to adjust. And thanks to my friends, and the badass team doctor, we’d heal and make it through. Did I mention he’s my best friend and that I can’t stop thinking dirty thoughts about him naked?
Unfortunately, keeping our relationship a secret is not the only obstacle we’ll face.
My training as a Navy doctor prepared me to assess injuries on the fly and deal with all kinds of situations. Emotions and feelings had no place in medicine during an emergency. Determine the problem and fix it. Or find someone who could. As my new friends liked to call me, I was the badass team doctor.
I wasn’t prepared for the passionate feelings I didn’t know I had for Jackson to surface while helping him deal with losing his friend and taking custody of her son. But feelings and emotions were what I had for both of them.
But life has a way of unfolding the way it’s supposed to. I’m a believer in things happen for a reason. It doesn’t matter that our relationship might be forbidden. I want to get sweaty and naked with him.
Jackson and I deserve to be together no matter how rough things get. I just had to convince him of that.
Unnecessary Roughness is the friends-to-lovers story in the third book of the Package Deal Series.
Chapter 16 – Note to Self: find a better vitamin supplement
I was tired, but apparently not enough to sleep. I turned the volume down on the TV and picked up the military thriller I’d been meaning to read for a while. Slipping on my reading glasses, I grabbed it just as my phone buzzed on the nightstand.
I picked it up to find Jackson’s name on the screen, making me smile.
Jackson: What are u doing?
Me: I’m in bed.
Me: What are you doing?
Jackson: Laying in bed, wishing you were here with me. *sad emoji*
Me: Me too. Kinda quiet around here.
Jackson: Wanna jack off together?
Oh my fucking god, his teenage libido was going to kill me.
Me: No, baby boy, but I’ll be happy to watch you do it.
Me: How can you even get it up? You came like four times today.
Jackson: *shrug emoji* I just got it bad for you, babe.
That made me smile.
Me: As your doctor, I must advise you that wearing the skin off your dick will not fare well when you have to wear a jock very soon. Maybe you should get some rest instead.
Jackson: But you’d kiss it and make it better, right?
Me: *eye roll emoji*
Jackson: Okay, fine. You’re probably right. When will I see you…tomorrow?
Me: IDK. How’s Parker?
Jackson: Upstairs in his room. He’s gonna try to sleep up there, but I have a feeling I’ll wake up with him in here.
Me: Poor kid. We need to find a counselor tomorrow.
Jackson: Yeah, we do. Can you help?
Me: Of course. *heart emoji*
God, I was a sap for this man and his kid. At this rate, what was left of my reputation would be gone by the end of the week.
Me: Why don’t we meet for breakfast at The Diner?
Jackson: Hmm… sounds good. What time?
Me: I’m going to go for a run in the morning. Call me when Park is up.
Jackson: Okay. Since you won’t jack off with me, I’m going to sleep with this pole in my pants. *man pouting emoji*
Me: *eye roll emoji* LOL
Me: Goodnight, babe.
Jackson: Night, baby.
I smiled. Jackson was gonna wear my ass out. I could already tell. Note to self: find a better vitamin supplement.
Going back to my book, I tried to concentrate on the story rather than fantasizing about Jackson all hard and needy. My cock twitched at the thought. I picked up the sheet and peered down at my cock.
“Give it up, buddy. Three times is your limit for a day.”
For as long as she can remember Rheland‘s had her nose stuck in a book, getting lost in the world of someone else’s creation (She still does). Her love for writing came from her love for reading. She could never have one without the other.
Writing has always been a hobby and a cathartic experience for her. There are many stories lost to the never to be completed or published pile but needed to be written at the time.
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Who is Emerson Beckett? That’s a good question.
I’m a retired educator who loves all things romance and an avid reader and consumer of well-written M/M romance books.
My journey to becoming an author started with an idea I had one night while I sat reading on my sofa. That idea became an email that ultimately resulted in me editing for three wonderfully talented M/M romance authors. The third referral led to an opportunity to co-write with one of the most genuine and kindest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. (She’s my co-author for Quarterback Keeper.)
I’m a wife and a mother of three beautiful adults, one of which is trans and responsible for my love of this genre. All three have since left us with an empty nest that is now full of pets.
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